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‘Languages for All?’

This was the title of a recent conference that brought together professors, researchers, and administrators to discuss the importance of all US students to become as proficient as possible in a second language. There appears to be a growing consensus … Continue reading

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The many benefits of studying abroad

John Cabot University Admissions, Sep 10, 2013 This is a good summary of the many benefits of study abroad, which we have blogged about quite a bit – just click the category ‘study abroad’ below or in the sidebar. It … Continue reading

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Chinese Language Flagship Program at WKU Growing

With 26 new students, this fall will mark the enrollment of the largest cohort of the Chinese Language Flagship Program at WKU since its inception in 2009. Sponsored by The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, … Continue reading

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More is Better: The Impact of Study Abroad Program Duration

Mary M. Dwyer, President & CEO, IES Abroad Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, vol. X, Fall 2004 (pdf) The title says it all: This study finds that the longer students study abroad, the more significant and enduring are … Continue reading

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“I like it when my students cry” – No Learning Without Feeling

Claire Needell Hollander, New York Times Sunday Review, June 8, 2013 The author is an English teacher at a public middle school in Manhattan and the author of the young adult novel “Something Right Behind Her.” She criticizes the Common … Continue reading

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Learning Chinese: Psycholinguistic Insights & Effective Classroom Practices

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WKU hosting regional world language showcase March 1

Bonita Phelps, Spanish instructor at the WKU-Glasgow campus, talks with area high school students between sessions during the Regional World Language Showcase on March 1 at WKU’s Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis). The WKU Department … Continue reading

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WKU Honors Today #8: Nate Hovee exploring Istanbul, Euro-Atlanticism, Haiti earthquake, Amazon.com’s Bezo & HC “really taking off”

Today is the 12th day of 2013. There are 353 days left in the year. Video of the Day: Exploring Istanbul with Nate Hovee (YouTube, Jan 11, 2013, 4:12) Nate’s comment: “The production quality is terrible, but I put this … Continue reading

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10 Words You Are NOT ALLOWED to Use in 2013!

This is the 38th annual List of Banished Words by Lake Superior State University, which is always published on New Year’s Eve. Here are the top ten among thousands of words, with my short takes on them (see the list … Continue reading

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